Palmerston North is great for students due to its reasonable cost of living and sensibly priced accommodation.

Palmerston North is great for students due to its reasonable cost of living and sensibly priced accommodation. The benefits of studying at the Manawatu campus include the ease of getting around the city. Whether you like to walk or hop on a bus for free... you will be able to get to your destination stress-free.

Accommodation options include the Halls of Residence and Student Units, Homestay, private flats, and temporary accommodation. The Accommodation Services Team are available to provide assistance with applying for on-campus accommodation, and advice on accommodation options for both internal and distance learning students. 


Experience University life to the full. Learn new skills, enjoy timeout with like-minded individuals, have some fun times and get more out of Uni.

There are a huge number of clubs to get involved in, split into Sports Clubs, Societies and Cultural Student Associations. Combined they cover a diverse range of interests including sport, performance, spiritual, arts, cultural and politics.

Can’t find a club or society on campus?

View a full list of Sports Clubs, Societies and Cultural Student Associations on the MUSA website or to talk to MUSA's Clubs Development Officer who will point you in the right direction.  If the club you are looking for isn’t already in existence then they can help you to start a new one.

Sport & Recreation Facility and Field Bookings

Clubs are able to submit a booking request to the Recreation Centre for ongoing reservation of spaces. Contact the Club & Activity Coordinator for more information.


When you study with Massey, you become part of our community. Like any community, there is a large network of information and support services available to students.

  • Counselling and health services: Being a successful student isn't just about academics - you need to look after yourself as well. We have a range of services and support options available.
  • Career and employability services: We provide careers advice, guidance and information to Massey students and recent Massey graduates. We can also help you develop your professional presence on LinkedIn.
  • Pastoral care: Each campus has a range of services to assist and support Massey students. This includes financial and  budgeting services, leadership programmes and spiritual services. 
  • Other services: Massey provides a range of other services for students. These include centres for teaching and learning, childcare, student advisors, information services, library services and Māori@Massey.
  • Student Associations: Each campus has its own student association, clubs, cultural groups, student communications and student focussed links. 
  • Student Services Levy: Student engagement forums give students the opportunity to ask questions and give their point of view to Massey. The forums are held twice a year on each campus.
  • Advocacy: The professional advocacy service is free and confidential. Get advice and support on academic concerns or complaints that may affect your studies.





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